YMMV / God, the Devil and Bob

  • Acceptable Targets:
    • When the Devil abandons his job and removes evil from the world, God asks Bob to talk him out of it so people's decisions can continue to have moral weight.
      Bob: Gee, I don't know that I'm all that comfortable with the idea of going to Hell.
      God: Oh, for Pete's sake, you've been to Branson, Missouri. It's not that different!
    • The televangelist from the premiere episode, who promptly kicked Bob out of the TV station upon hearing that none of his ideas would bring in any money.
  • Fridge Brilliance: In "Bob's Father" the Devil says that he made up Purgatory and that it wasn't true. Purgatory is never mentioned at all in the Bible, so he's almost certainly not lying.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: The show did not do well in the United States (mostly due to complaints about the content being blasphemous), but it got better reception outside of the U.S., particularly in the U.K.
  • Heartwarming Moments:
    • The ending of "Bob's Father", where the exchange below is made before God gives Bob one last conversation with his late-father.
      God: Look, I know your father was a jerk to ya, but you don't know what was in his heart.
      Bob: Don't do this, don't gimme that crap, I don't care what was in his heart - he never shared it with me.
      God: You're right. And you're right to be mad at him. But it's not your job to forgive him, it's mine... Did you know your grandfather?
      Bob: What? No. He never talked about him.
      God: Now he was a scary guy.
      Bob: Oh, so that makes it okay for my dad to treat me bad? Feh, liberals.
      God: No, that's not what I'm saying. Look Bob... okay, picture this long line of fathers and sons stretching from Adam all the way down to Andy. Now, they're all passing down this punch, from one generation to the next, father to son, and the trick is to pass on a softer punch. Your father passed on a softer punch.
      • Earlier in the episode, Bob steps on a lego and berates Andy for leaving his toys scattered around. Andy quietly says "That's okay, dad. I know you're upset about Grandpa", prompting a Heel Realization in Bob, who immediately apologizes for losing his temper and compliments Andy for being so much smarter than he is.
      • God's "Pep Talk" to the newborns in the same episode showing how nice God can truly be.
      • He mentions a few of the kids' fate, one becoming famous, one becoming rich, and one "who is going to love wearing his wife's clothes" all with the same level of kindness and excitement, his tone not changing at all.
    • The ending of There's Too Much Sex on TV
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Alan Cumming voices the Devil. Three years later, he'd be playing Nightcrawler, a character who has a Devil-like appearance but is a devout Catholic.
  • Ho Yay:
    • The episode where the Devil doesn't feel appreciated by God is played out like an old married couple going through relationship counseling.
    • Smeck and the Devil, on occasions.
  • Too Good to Last: Funny without being outrageous, moralizing without being preachy. Sadly, it was beset by Moral Guardian protests for being blasphemous.
  • The Woobie: While he definitely isn't most perfect character on the show, the stuff Bob goes through during the show will make you feel bad for the guy.